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With daily live science demonstrations and frequent new exhibits, W5 is a draw for visitors and locals alike. The building, which houses over 250 interactive exhibits, is located on the banks of the River Lagan and provides expansive views of Belfast. The museum is a short walk from the city center. Visit the attraction's website for discounts and information about current exhibits. Work out when and for how long to visit W5 and other Belfast attractions using our handy Belfast trip planner .
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  • We brought our 3 year old to W5 on Wednesday 16th August. I had been there many years ago with my older daughter and loved the place. This time round unfortunately the visit was not a good experience....  more »
  • A huge number of exhibits, all very interactive. My 4 y/o daughter had a great time. My 15 y/o son wasn't as excited, but found activities. A downside is that the opportunity to learn science is large...  more »
  • On the whole great day out. There are lots is interactive attractions for kids of al ages and the climbing structure is a big hit. The new play zone costs extra and is not worth it. When we were there...  more »
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  • A fantastic family day out. My 2 girls 7 and 3 loved it. We arrived at 10am when it opened and didn't leave until 6pm when it closed. So much to see and do. Well worth the money and the travel. Also fantastic that you can bring your own food and drink in so they certainly don't try rip you off once you are inside. Catch the Big Bang Show if you get the chance. Great fun. We will definitely be back.
  • Something new every time we visit. Our 11 and 7 year olds love it. They have good fun climbing, trying out the science experiments and playing in the exhibitions like the space base. A few hours well spent at reasonable price.
  • Terrible place. Came with my 2 boy's and overcrowded. Spacebase like a war zone. Cursing and shoving by all the other kids. Had to take my children out. Very badly ran with supervision. We will never be back!
  • W5 is always a good day out for the children and if they enjoy it, that makes a good day for the adults too. Some of the equipment is getting a bit tired after years of service and at these entrance prices, I think they could afford to replace some of the older items. Big bang theatre was very entertaining for everyone.
  • A great place for the kids, lots to do over 4 floors, my 6 year old daughter loved it, a bit pricey though at almost a tenner for an adult when everything is for the kids and you have to pay extra for the space play area.

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Belfast's tourist-friendly and conveniently pedestrianized city center is filled with hotels for a range of budgets. From here, you can easily explore most tourist sites on foot or by bicycle. For an authentic Belfast experience, consider booking a room at a B&B, hostel, or guesthouse. Alternatively, international brand names and boutique one-offs offer top-notch amenities. The city center also houses nightclubs and pubs, where you can enjoy an ice-cold pint and mingle with the locals.
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